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MSGATTRIB(1)				       GNU				     MSGATTRIB(1)

NAME
       msgattrib - attribute matching and manipulation on message catalog

SYNOPSIS
       msgattrib [OPTION] [INPUTFILE]

DESCRIPTION
       Filters	the  messages of a translation catalog according to their attributes, and manipu-
       lates the attributes.

       Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

   Input file location:
       INPUTFILE
	      input PO file

       -D, --directory=DIRECTORY
	      add DIRECTORY to list for input files search

       If no input file is given or if it is -, standard input is read.

   Output file location:
       -o, --output-file=FILE
	      write output to specified file

       The results are written to standard output if no output file is specified or if it is -.

   Message selection:
       --translated
	      keep translated, remove untranslated messages

       --untranslated
	      keep untranslated, remove translated messages

       --no-fuzzy
	      remove 'fuzzy' marked messages

       --only-fuzzy
	      keep 'fuzzy' marked messages

       --no-obsolete
	      remove obsolete #~ messages

       --only-obsolete
	      keep obsolete #~ messages

   Attribute manipulation:
       --set-fuzzy
	      set all messages 'fuzzy'

       --clear-fuzzy
	      set all messages non-'fuzzy'

       --set-obsolete
	      set all messages obsolete

       --clear-obsolete
	      set all messages non-obsolete

       --clear-previous
	      remove the "previous msgid" from all messages

       --only-file=FILE.po
	      manipulate only entries listed in FILE.po

       --ignore-file=FILE.po
	      manipulate only entries not listed in FILE.po

       --fuzzy
	      synonym for --only-fuzzy --clear-fuzzy

       --obsolete
	      synonym for --only-obsolete --clear-obsolete

   Input file syntax:
       -P, --properties-input
	      input file is in Java .properties syntax

       --stringtable-input
	      input file is in NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings syntax

   Output details:
       -e, --no-escape
	      do not use C escapes in output (default)

       -E, --escape
	      use C escapes in output, no extended chars

       --force-po
	      write PO file even if empty

       -i, --indent
	      write the .po file using indented style

       --no-location
	      do not write '#: filename:line' lines

       -n, --add-location
	      generate '#: filename:line' lines (default)

       --strict
	      write out strict Uniforum conforming .po file

       -p, --properties-output
	      write out a Java .properties file

       --stringtable-output
	      write out a NeXTstep/GNUstep .strings file

       -w, --width=NUMBER
	      set output page width

       --no-wrap
	      do not break long message lines, longer than the output page  width,  into  several
	      lines

       -s, --sort-output
	      generate sorted output

       -F, --sort-by-file
	      sort output by file location

   Informative output:
       -h, --help
	      display this help and exit

       -V, --version
	      output version information and exit

AUTHOR
       Written by Bruno Haible.

REPORTING BUGS
       Report bugs to <bug-gnu-gettext@gnu.org>.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright  (C) 2001-2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.	License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3
       or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.  There is NO	WARRANTY,
       to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO
       The  full  documentation for msgattrib is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info and
       msgattrib programs are properly installed at your site, the command

	      info msgattrib

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU gettext-tools 0.17			  November 2007 			     MSGATTRIB(1)
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